86 SHIPPING PRACTICE
2,240 Ib.) required to sink the vessel in the water to her
load line. The dead weight includes cargo, bunkers and
Deadweight cargo capacity is the weight available for
cargo after all other allowances have been made.
Displacement is the total weight of a vessel in tons of
2,240 Ib. The displacement less the dead weight is thej*g/zŁ_
weigktjti the ship.
Other points of the ship will be dealt with in Chapter
It should be remembered that the whole of the rules and
regulations for life-saving apparatus, regarding life-belts,
life-boats, etc., are under the control of the Ministry of
Transport, and this important section of the ship's equip-
ment is dealt with and inspected entirely by that Govern-